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Two people were killed at a company near the Dallas Executive Airport by a forklift. They were working with a load in the back of a truck when an unmanned forklift ran over them. Tragically, the men died at the scene.

Unfortunately, forklift accidents are not uncommon. It’s estimated that approximately 100 people are killed in forklift accidents each year. In addition, another 20,000 people are seriously injured by forklifts. About 35,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for forklift accidents each year in the U.S.

Most of those accidents could be prevented by proper training and by following safety procedures while operating the forklift. About 25 percent of forklift deaths are caused by forklift overturns, which can occur when the forklift is overloaded or unbalanced, or if it drives off of a raised surface. Forklift accidents can also occur when the driver isn’t paying attention, the forklift is operating on wet surfaces, and when untrained people use the forklift.

Employers are responsible for training their employees on how to use the forklift. It is a violation of federal law for anyone under the age of 18 to use a forklift. It’s also illegal for anyone who is over the age of 18 who isn’t trained and certified to use a forklift. If an employer fails to instruct its employees on proper forklift procedures, the employer can be held liable for all medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses that occur as a result of an accident.



Liability for a wrongful death insurance claim belongs to the person, company, or institution that was at fault in the death of your loved one. Negligence in performing duties, taking care of property, or driving recklessly can cause a tragedy for your family. Everybody has the responsibility to do no harm to others, but you may need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas to get compensation from someone who caused great harm to your family. The Barber Law Firm can provide expert prosecution of your case.

Record Your Recollections

Making the responsible party pay for the harm that was done to your family is a matter for your attorney and the courts to resolve. You can help your attorney by preparing notes about what happened to your loved one and by getting contact information for anyone who witnessed it

Avoid Intimidation

It is easy to think that you do not have a chance in a wrongful death claim against large and powerful interests. Even though you are just one family, you are entitled to provisions under the law that protect the legal rights of all citizens. Your attorney can advise you about the rights you have to seek compensation for a wrongful death that was the legal fault of someone else, including:

  • individuals
  • companies
  • medical institutions
  • government institutions

Some insurance companies may try to intimidate you into dropping your case in an attempt to avoid paying you the settlement money that you deserve. The Barber Law Firm specializes in representing clients like you who have experienced an insufferable loss. Your attorney is prepared to give you the benefit of years of training and successful experience in representing cases like yours.

Take Prompt Action

Adjusting to the shock of losing a loved one in a tragic accident may take some time, but it is important to take action as soon as possible. As you realize the extent of your loss, take the opportunity to meet with an attorney at the Barber Law Firm for a free consultation. Call 972-525-2550 today to schedule an appointment.



What is wrongful death?

September 6, 2012

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to another’s negligent or intentional actions. By law, if a wrongful death occurs, surviving beneficiaries are entitled to damages. In Texas, state law provides a remedy for wrongful death inTexas. The law compensates the deceased’s spouse, parents, and children for any losses they incurred as a result of the wrongful death.

In order to bring a wrongful death claim, a surviving beneficiary must show four things: that the death was caused by another person or entity’s conduct, that person or entity was negligent or strictly liable for the death, there are surviving beneficiaries or dependents, and that monetary damages have resulted from the death. If a wrongful case goes to court, versus settling prior to a trial, these elements must be shown by a preponderance of the evidence.

How much is awarded for a Texas wrongful death case depends on a lot of factors, which are all subjective. Some of those factors include the amount the decedent earned at the time of his or her death, the potential future earnings of the decedent, the non-economic contributions to the family by the decedent, the pain and suffering of the decedent, and more. The award can include amounts for the financial loss to the family that happened as a result of the death, the loss of support and/or services, funeral expenses, medical expenses, and an award for the pain and suffering of the decedent.

An unexpected loss of a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence is tragic. The surviving family members will have to cope with that loss for the rest of their lives. If you are in the Dallas area and a loved one was killed in a tragic accident, call the Dallas wrongful death attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529.





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